Antibiotic Treatment and Hot Sunshine and Infra-red Sauna's?

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forestcall
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   Posted 6/9/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all-

I have a advanced case of Lyme and im just beginning my treatment. I will be doing the full spectrum of the approved treatment protocols for my co-infections, etc.

I want to move for 6-12 months to Phuket Thailand. I want to dive in the ocean and spend several hours each day in the hot sunshine.

Can I take Antibiotics and spend time in the hot sun?

What are the downsides of sunshine with Lyme Disease?
(I know the obvious skin related issues :-)

What are the issues with various forms of Hot Sauna's? Including infra-red....

Thanks! yeah
Bitten 30+ times from 1995 - 2001
2001 Bite swelled up like a soccer ball
2008 Diagnosed

Post Edited (forestcall) : 6/9/2009 6:29:12 PM (GMT-6)


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 6/9/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
doxy is a no-no if you are in the sun. some report rashes. good luck and come back healed.
Bit June 08.


forestcall
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   Posted 6/9/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I have not left yet as I am trying to make a solid plan.

My wife is Japanese and we met while she was working with a work visa from a local university.
I lived in Thailand, China, India, Bali, Laos, and Vietnam for the past 7 years. I cam back 2 years ago for a family death and met my wife :-)
Now were ready to go to Asia.

What I'm doing now is getting my treatment completely setup and organized. I want to know as many details as possible.
If the sun is too gnarly for Antibiotics then I will go to Japan. But if I can simply cover my skin and still enjoy the awesome lifestyle of swimming in the ocean everyday and all the good health food, etc. then Im off to Thailand!! :-) My doctor in USA has agreed to manage my care anywhere in the world. He will simply instruct the local doctor in Asia. Most of the Asia doctors are well educated and often USA board certified because they were trained in the USA.

I run a web development company and have to spend some time in Sanya, Hainan China which is like Hawaii but in China :-) So I can live anywhere there is Internet :-)

One important fact to note is the Thailand Hospitals, especially the big ones are much higher in quality compared to USA.

Any advice on how to live "the dream" and still manage my treatment would be very much appreciated!! :-)

Thanks!!!
Bitten 30+ times from 1995 - 2001
2001 Bite swelled up like a soccer ball
2008 Diagnosed


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 6/9/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Can I carry your luggage?

I think you will be healed by the relaxation and sunshine.

How long have you had Lyme?
Bit June 08.


RottenDog
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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
have room for 1 more..hehehe.

i hope you enjoy your trip. the best treatment in the world is fun and joy of life. a happy soal does wonders.

only meds i can tell you not to take why in the sun is doxiy and predazone. i turned beet red and i wasnt even in the sun really. i only hobbled to my mail box and back. live in Tx so no way to stay out of the sun here and i only whent 50 feet outside.
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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 6/10/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Not certain, but I think any antibiotic will make you sensitive to the sun. Sunblock wasn't really working on me either, so only spent very minimal time out in direct sunlight. Also the PICC line does not get along with heat at all, but it sounds as if you will be on oral abx. if you feel well enough to be thinking of diving into the ocean! I wish you well with your healing and travelling!

sher004
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   Posted 6/10/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tested out how you do in the sun here? I used to thrive in the sun, now I have to be careful not to go out when it is really hot as I do really bad with heat now.

Traveler
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   Posted 6/10/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
One thing that can happen at any time - but not to everyone is heat intolerance.

This hit me like a brick wall one day & has never even tried to go away!!!

I am fair-skinned & blue-eyed though, so maybe that plays into it somehow.

Be careful of Minocyn!!! For me, even with sunscreen, I swear I could hear my skin sizzle as soon as I stepped out into the sun!!!

My knuckles would even sunburn while I was driving!!!

Otherwise, I wish you & you wife many hours of happy together times!!!
- Traveler

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